Thursday Open Thread

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  1. #NewZealand Police say active shooter situation reported in New Zealand

  2. rikyrah says:


    HawaiiDelilahโ„ข (@HawaiiDelilah) Tweeted:
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ VIA MSNBC: Chairman Cummings has requested from ex Fox reporter Falzone all docs related to women alleging extramarital affairs with the president, payments by or on behalf of the president to silence them, as it relates to potential campaign finance crimes. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  3. rikyrah says:


    AP Politics (@AP_Politics) Tweeted:
    APNewsBreak: The Sanders Institute, a think tank founded by Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sandersโ€™ wife and son, has stopped accepting donations and plans to suspend operations by the end of May.

    • Ametia says:


      NPR is shifting it’s programing to include more right wing behaviors. Would that bastard ask Beto O’Rouke this question?

  4. rikyrah says:


    Kasie DC (@KasieDC) Tweeted:
    .@Kasie: “Do you think that the experience [@BetoORourke] has here in the House is a strong enough foundation to jump to the Oval Office?โ€

    @SpeakerPelosi: โ€œAnd you ask me that when we have a President of the United States who never โ€“ you know โ€“ please. Yes, the answer is yes.โ€

  5. rikyrah says:

    Sephora ENDS its partnership with Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade after customers threatened to BOYCOTT stores in the wake of her parents being charged in college bribery scandal


    PUBLISHED: 14:24 EDT, 14 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:47 EDT, 14 March 2019
    Sephora told on Thursday that it has cut ties with 19-year-old social media star Olivia Jade ‘effective immediately’

    Olivia Jade is widely known as a social media and YouTube influencer who has done paid partnerships with brands like Sephora and Amazon

    She also released her own Sephora palette last year, however the product was pulled from the website on Thursday as the brand released its statement

    On Tuesday, Olivia’s parents Lori, 54, and Mossimo Giannulli, 55, were charged with paying $500,000 in bribes to get Olivia into USC

    Online critics quickly began insisting that Sephora end the partnership and stops selling the product immediately
    Australian fashion brand Princess Polly also removed Olivia’s dedicated page from its website on Thursday, while Hallmark cut ties with her mother Lori
    Since the news of the bribery scandal broke, Olivia has faced brutal criticism on her social media accounts and her YouTube channel

  6. rikyrah says:

    Hallmark cuts ties with Lori Loughlin after she was charged in college admissions cheating scandal for paying $500,000 to get her daughters into USC
    PUBLISHED: 16:11 EDT, 14 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:11 EDT, 14 March 2019

    The Hallmark Channel has cut ties with actress Lori Loughlin after she was charged in the college bribery scandal.

    Hallmark said it was ‘saddened’ by the allegations involving the actress and revealed on Thursday the network would no longer be working with her.

    It has also stopped development of all productions involving Loughlin.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Ouch ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿค”

  8. rikyrah says:

    Beto endorsed Tim Ryan in 2016 over Nancy “My Skills Are Ridiculous” Pelosi for the Dem leadership position.

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    • Do y’all think he waited too long to announce? What are your thoughts, Chicas?

      • Ametia says:

        I’m not a fan of Beto. He can run as he likes with the rest of the field. Also, I see comments about a 2020 Beto-Harris ticket.

        UM, NO.JUST.NO. If anything Harris should be head of the 2020 ticket.

      • Liza says:

        I suspect that Beto O’Rourke knows he can’t win the nomination with the competition from people currently holding office. I’m guessing he wants to do well enough to get picked for the VP slot, then run for Democratic presidential nomination when it’s open again.

        This would be the smart strategy for him. He’s young and charismatic and a good speaker, maybe could win Texas for the Democrats.

    • He won in Texas against Ted Cruz. No way ALL of those new voters broke for Ted Cruz. Voting machines switched votes from Beto to Cruz. People pressured him to contest the results. He didn’t. I’m still a bit salty about that. Am I being petty?

  9. Awl… she just wants to go to school ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  10. rikyrah says:

    @ rebeccaballhaus
    A software fix to the Boeing 737 MAX was delayed for months as discussions between regulators and Boeing dragged onโ€”and U.S. officials said the government shutdown halted work on the fix for five weeks.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Whitaker discussed case involving Trump with Trump: Nadler
    Rachel Maddow reports on House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler’s summary of a closed door meeting with former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker in which Nadler says Whitaker did not deny that Donald Trump called to discuss Michael Cohen’s case and the campaign finance charges in which Donald Trump is implicated.

  12. rikyrah says:

    DA PHUQ?
    DA PHUQ?


    UK’s Labour says will not support second Brexit referendum proposal on Thursday

    LONDON (Reuters) – Britainโ€™s opposition Labour Party will not support a proposal for a second Brexit referendum due to be voted on in parliament later on Thursday, the partyโ€™s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said.

    Parliament will later vote on a government proposal for a three-month delay to the Article 50 Brexit negotiation period if a deal is approved by March 20, and a longer delay if it is not.

    Lawmakers have proposed changes to that including one, amendment H, which says a delay should be used to hold a second referendum.

    โ€œWe will not be supporting H tonight,โ€ Starmer told parliament. โ€œToday is about the question of whether Article 50 should be extended.โ€

    Starmer said Labour would support holding a public vote on any Brexit deal which is approved by parliament.

  13. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : March 14, 2019

    Animadversion: noun an-uh-mad-VER-zhun


    1 : a critical and usually censorious remark โ€” often used with on

    2 : adverse criticism

  14. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh
    Uh huh ๐Ÿ˜’

    Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) Tweeted:
    Conservatives up in arms about Jussie Smollett filing fake police reports are awfully quiet about disgraced manboy Jacob Wohl doing the same.

  15. rikyrah says:


    Corey J. Miles (@CoreyMiles__) Tweeted:
    Things white people think Black people get because of race:

    College admission
    Athletic ability

    Things white people think have nothing to do with race:

    Police brutality
    Income inequality
    Health care disparities

    Selective colorblindess

  16. rikyrah says:

    Yes, we do.๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 


  17. rikyrah says:

    ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 

    Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) Tweeted:
    Something that will probably get lost in today’s news slog: Republicans just tried to gut protections for Native American women in the Violence Against Women Act

  18. rikyrah says:

    ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 

    Simar (@sahluwal) Tweeted:
    This woman called the @MiamiDadePD after having a gun pulled on her & fearing for her life. When officers arrived they ARRESTED HER for being โ€œdisorderly.โ€ Outrageous. These officers need to be charged & fired.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Gaml .y (@m_yosry2012) Tweeted:
    Parrot playing peekaboo a cat

  20. rikyrah says:

    Noah Berlatsky (@nberlat) Tweeted:
    Beto’s answer is a *lot* better. Sanders seems to answer this worse every time he’s asked.

    Seriously, Sanders’ answer is defensive racist bullshit. ffs.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) Tweeted:
    Did Bernie’s base call him out when he was saying Trump voters werent racist or sexist days before the election? When his staffers were implying Clinton would get indicted? When he went to the convention essentially telling his base he would flip superdelegates & overturn voters?

  22. rikyrah says:

    Well well well

    Idrees Ahmad (@im_PULSE) Tweeted:
    From IRS filings we know that in the year of its founding, @theintercept paid Greenwald a salary of $518,000 (through a shell company). For the price of one Greenwald it could have retained at least 10 crack journalists and fact checkers on an average salary higher than Vice’s.

  23. rikyrah says:

    Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) Tweeted:
    It’s also why I tell young POC all the damn time — if you make it in these elite spaces, NO ONE deserves it more than you. The system is rigged against you. You wouldn’t even have had a shot if you didn’t work harder, over come more, want it the most. Period.

  24. rikyrah says:

    Have we ever heard these terms used before? I think not. But, climate change is not real ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 
    This sounds right out of those movies like Day After Tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

    ronald alexander (@djchefron) Tweeted:
    A major “bomb cyclone” blizzard has left hundreds stranded in Colorado and is bringing snow, heavy rain and thunderstorms to the Midwest today and tomorrow.

  25. rikyrah says:

    Max Planck Society (@maxplanckpress) Tweeted:
    Happy #PiDay, everyone! An especially mouthwatering day for all you #maths lovers writing March 14 as 3/14, the first three digits of the special constant ฯ€ (pi)! And of course a perfect excuse to eat pie all day!๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. rikyrah says:

    Only for those inclined to not have faith in the first place ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’

    Medium (@Medium) Tweeted:
    “Trumpโ€™s most significant and unique threat to the efficacy of government lies not in the damage he inflicts on institutions from within, but rather in his ability to destroy public faith in the governmentโ€™s potential effectiveness,” @jaredbkeller writes

  27. rikyrah says:

    ronald alexander (@djchefron) Tweeted:
    The Big Number: Just 20 seconds of hand washing can help you avoid the flu

  28. rikyrah says:

    But, they only cared about illegal immigration…. remember that lie?๐Ÿ˜ 
    We told you that it was a lie.

  29. rikyrah says:

    Which is why those responsible will NEVER EVER be forgiven.๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 

    We phucking begged those assholes to think about the Courts, and they responded that they couldn’t be bullied by us ‘using ‘ the Courts to ‘scare them’๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 

    Amanda Blount ๐ŸŒŠ (@amandablount2) Tweeted:
    This is why the GOP blocked Obama’s appointments. They were playing the long game. This entire con wasn’t just to get Trump into the WH, it was to put far-right Judges into lifetime positions to change laws and set precedent in court hearings. We will feel this for generations.

  30. rikyrah says:

    Good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Rachel Noerdlinger (@rachelnoerd) Tweeted:
    Black Lawmakers to Block Legalized Marijuana in N.Y. if Their Communities Donโ€™t Benefit – โฆ@nytimesโฉ

  31. rikyrah says:

    NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) Tweeted:
    Why Texas Is Nearing Battleground Status (Itโ€™s Not Just About Beto)

  32. rikyrah says:

    Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) Tweeted:
    There will be many cerebral pieces now about opposition to busing. About working class white parents who just wanted a good education for their kids. But this is what it was like. In Boston.
    ‘It Was Like A War Zone’: Busing In Boston via @WBUR

  33. rikyrah says:

    This has gone viral ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Kevรญn (@KevOnStage) Tweeted:
    What is the correct way to rank these chips?

  34. rikyrah says:

    Where is the lie?๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‹

    Kevรญn (@KevOnStage) Tweeted:
    Leaving your chapstick at home really can ruin the whole day.

  35. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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